New PDF release: An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

By Pankaj Jain

ISBN-10: 1439885907

ISBN-13: 9781439885901

Astronomy is the sphere of technological know-how dedicated to the learn of astronomical items, corresponding to stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have accrued a wealth of data concerning the universe via hundreds of thousands of years of painstaking observations. those observations are interpreted by way of actual and chemical legislation known to mankind. those interpretations provide information regarding the character of those astronomical items, taking into account the deduction in their floor and inside stipulations. The technological know-how linked to those interpretations is named astrophysics.

An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics

offers a accomplished creation to astronomy and astrophysics, whole with illustrative examples and illuminating homework difficulties. Requiring a familiarity with uncomplicated physics and arithmetic, this undergraduate-level textbook:

  • Addresses key physics ideas proper to stellar observations, together with radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, photometry, non-stop and discrete spectrum, and spectral lines
  • Describes tools used for astronomical observations in addition to how the radiation obtained is characterised and interpreted to figure out the houses of stars
  • Examines the constitution of stars, the fundamental equations which clarify stars in equilibrium, and the fusion reactions taking place in stellar cores
  • Discusses the evolution of stars, the sunlight process, the dynamics of galaxies, and the basics of contemporary cosmology
  • Explores the universe at excessive redshifts, the place it truly is ruled by means of items similar to energetic galaxies

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An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics

teaches scholars the best way to interpret the evening sky, delivering them with a severe figuring out of the celebs and different heavenly bodies.

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4 Galactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Supergalactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . Space Velocity and Proper Motion of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Doppler Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aberration . . . . . . . . . . . .

Observations at Other Wavelengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 20 23 24 27 29 31 32 33 33 33 33 34 We observe the Universe at many different wavelengths, visible light being most common. Observations are made mostly by ground-based telescopes. However, in order to eliminate atmospheric distortion, space-based telescopes, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, are also used. What we typically observe is the visible light emitted by different atoms and ions at the surface of stars.

3 Ecliptic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Galactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Supergalactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . Space Velocity and Proper Motion of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Doppler Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aberration .

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